February 4, 2013

The Honorable John Baird
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dear Minister:

In October 2010 your predecessor Minister Cannon launched Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. This Plan contains commitments and actions of the Government of Canada to support the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.

In this Plan, your government committed to annual reporting on progress. To date no report has been made public.

We are writing to you to ask when the first report will be issued. We are very interested to learn of the Government of Canada’s actions, investments and contributions in this area. Given the critical nature of these issues and the bold commitments in the National Action Plan, we are eager to see evidence of Canada’s leadership.


Susan Bazilli, Director, International Women’s Rights Project
Doris Buss
Canadian Council for International Cooperation
Prajeena Karmacharya
MATCH International
Kate McInturff
Marilou McPhedran, Director, Institute for International Women’s Rights, The University of
Winnipeg Global College
Susan Murphy, President, Canadian Federation of University Women
National Council of Women of Canada
Christiane Nkolo
Oxfam Canada
Peacebuild: The Canadian Peacebuilding Network
Project Ploughshares
Jo-Ann Rodrigues
Susan Russell
Jennifer Salahub
Rachel Vincent
Voice of Women
World Federalist Movement – Canada
Beth Woroniuk

Cc: The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister responsible for the Status of Women
Mr. Paul Dewar, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal Foreign Affairs Critic

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